Stainless Steel Tumbling

Stainless Steel TumblingStainless steel tumbling involves polishing rough parts en masse to achieve a smooth metal finish. At RP Abrasives, we specialize in two types of stainless steel tumbling: high-energy and vibratory.

High-energy tumbling is done by placing the stainless metal parts, media, water and a surfactant into a barrel that’s then tightly sealed with a lid. As the barrel rotates, its carousel spins one way while the barrels go in the opposite direction, creating a powerful centrifugal force that efficiently finishes the stainless steel parts to the desired finish.

At RP Abrasives, we proudly feature 4 high-energy tumblers. Our flag ship tumbling machine has a capacity of 80 liters and our other machines are 120-liter and 20-liter. We use the reputable Mass Finishing Inc. tumblers because of their incredible durability and reliability. We will determine the best tumbling machine to use for your specific stainless steel parts by the actual batch size.

Vibratory tumbling of stainless steel leverages friction to smooth steel. The vibrating media against the metal creates the targeted effect.

RP Abrasives offers tumbling services for a wide array of stainless steel types, including:

  • 300 Series (301, 302, 302, 304, 304L, 304LN, 305, 309, 316, 316L, 321)
  • 400 Series (405, 408, 409, 430, 446, 403, 410, 416, 420, 440A, 440B, 440C)
  • 15-5 PH (precipitation hardening)
  • 17-4 PH
  • 17-7 PH
  • Nitronic 50
  • Nitronic 60

For a zero-cost, no-obligation stainless steel tumbling consultation, call us today at (603) 335-2132 or email sales@rpabrasives.com. We’re based in New Hampshire (NH), but we offer services throughout Massachusetts (MA), Maine (ME), Vermont (VT), Connecticut (CT), Rhode Island (RI), New York (NY) and nationally.